Creating and managing layouts and reports
Creating and managing layouts and reports
FileMaker Pro layouts determine how information is organized for viewing, printing, reporting, finding, and entering data. Layouts don’t store your data — they just display it.
Database files can have many different layouts, which display data in a variety of ways. Within one database file, you can design separate layouts for entering data, reporting summaries, printing mailing labels, displaying data graphically in charts, working with a database in a web browser or on a touch device, and so on. You can change a layout’s design without affecting the data or other layouts for the file. When you change the data in a field, the changes are reflected in the same field on all the layouts in the database.
You create layouts and reports by using the New Layout/Report assistant, which guides you through creating the layout or report according to options you choose, such as the type of device the layout will display on, the default view for the layout, the layout fields, and the way data is grouped and sorted.
Create a layout with the New Layout/Report assistant
Choose which fields to display
Arrange and format fields
Add or modify field labels
Add layout parts to organize or summarize information
Create reports — for example, to group or summarize data
Specify how records are printed
Add graphics and text to add emphasis and interest
Specify dimensions for a layout according to how it will be viewed or printed
Related topics 
Best practices for designing layouts
Creating dynamic reports in Table View
Sorting records by subsummary values
Editing objects, layout parts, and the layout background
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